Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Making our Children Healthier One Lunch at a Time: Interview with Renegade Lunchlady Ann Cooper

Making our Children Healthier One Lunch at a Time: Interview with Renegade Lunchlady Ann Cooper

The Full Interview   Audio Only Right click here to download the MP3 version of this interview Synopsis In this interview we discuss the atrocious situation with kid’s lunches at public schools and what Ann Cooper is doing to make them healthier. Specifically: -How to change children’s relationship to food -Lobbyists built the Food Pyramid […]

In the Spice Cabinet: A Journey of a Different Kind

In the Spice Cabinet: A Journey of a Different Kind

There’s an old saying that I’m sure many of people have heard, but have never really took the time out to truly comprehend: “you are what you eat.” So is it any wonder that a good number of Americans these days are not only out of shape but inextricably obese and just down right unhealthy? Come find out one of the esiest and simplest ways to better maintain your health, and all it takes is a trip to your local grocery store.

Tumeric: The Golden Spice

Tumeric: The Golden Spice

After learning the benefits of so many herbs and spices found right underneath our noses in our spice cabinets, we are ready to explore! A member of the same family as the more known ginger plant, the rhizome, or root, of the tumeric plant has quite the storied history. Native to the Indian subcontinent tropical […]

What to Expect as Baby Boomers Near Retirement

What to Expect as Baby Boomers Near Retirement

As members of the baby boomer generation begin to hit the age of 65, many experts are unsure of how long they will end up living. The answer to this question can have major implications on both a personal level and a national level. It’s hard to plan a saving and spending budget—if you spend […]

New Regulations Flood Natural Health Market

New Regulations Flood Natural Health Market

New Regulations in the EU concerning herbal products could cause small business owners to take a huge hit financially, leading many such businesses to go bankrupt altogether. These regulations call for improved labeling as well as licensing on all products. But what on the front seems to be a great measure for the benefit of […]

There’s No Money in the Cure: A look into Heath Care

There’s No Money in the Cure: A look into Heath Care

Healthcare bill?  Ever brought that one up at work?  As I understand it, the right wing view of the healthcare bill is this:  Free enterprise; A completely non-government regulated business should be the whole of health care and no socialist involvement should ever touch them.  That way they can compete for the lowest price of […]

Catholic Condom Conundrum

Catholic Condom Conundrum

In Monty Python’s “The Meaning of Life”, Graham Chapman plays an English protestant boasting his faith is superior to Catholicism because he can use a condom anytime he wishes. Recent revealing comments by Pope Benedict XVI indicate that Catholics no longer need to live by the strict no condom rule held by the Papacy. In […]

Medical Loss Ratio – What It Means to Your Premium

Medical Loss Ratio – What It Means to Your Premium

The era of 39% increases in a person’s health insurance premium may be winding to a halt thanks to a little touted provision in President Obama’s health care reform plan which will take effect on January 1, 2011. There are 308 pages of technical regulations on what is known as “Medical Loss Ratio,” most of […]

How to Eat Well for Less

How to Eat Well for Less

I love food.  I love cooking, baking, and eating.  I also love maintaining good health for my body and my wallet.  So, how do I marry my loves? Since my lifestyle change is about minimalism and making time for what I love, it’s important that my lifestyle choices support these ideals.  In reference to food, […]